Global positioning services, which actually help you locate the nearest restaurant, events place or gymnasium in the area, is actually placing more harm than help to you. Insurance companies are actually reviewing cases of personal danger to health or safety with regards to customers who continually post where they are and their location in the world. According to experts, the insurance industry might increase the premiums of such people.
While you might consider this unfair, it is only fair to every customer concerned because GPS services locate you, and this information is automatically shared to your social circles in the Internet. If your profile is not even private or if you have some only “online” friends that you don’t know personally, you are putting yourself at risk of crime or personal danger.
Risk analysts advise customers that they should only post their location without the GPS settings turned on. They should also only post photos of their location once they get home from their vacations. Being put at risk by allowing people who are not in your network and only near your location to get to you easy is putting yourself at great risk for every premium you have with your insurance.